Broken Families, Dreams and Hopes

by B. Patrick Conley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/31/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781524686291
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 168
ISBN : 9781524686307

About the Book

Two families, one solidly middle-class American and the other undocumented Mexican immigrants, face an uncertain future. No one’s job is safe, and no paycheck is ever guaranteed. They both live in a maelstrom of uncertainty. The rule of law has yielded to the flux of opportunism. While the O’Connell family struggles with an arrogant boss and adolescent upheavals, the Riveras cope with fear of the cartels and worries over deportation and teenage missteps. Despite initial misgivings and differences, the two families unite at least for a while, but how long will that while last?

About the Author

Patrick Conley enjoys living with his family, teaching his students, and writing an occasional novella. Some of his more recent works include the following: A Cool Mist Rising; The Grail: Sacra Moneta; May the Better Team; Public Schools, Private Scandals; 2044; Tales of Youth and Age; Conversations with the Living and the Dead; and Playing with Chaos.